A life designing and crafting jewellery in Ireland

I live and work in Sligo, a county of extraordinary natural beauty and creative wealth. I have a small family team of master goldsmiths and, together, we have created a variety of award-winning jewellery collections. Many are now stocked by Ireland's most exclusive retailers including Arnotts Irish Jewellery Collective, Avoca Stores, Blarney Woollen Mill Stores, Designyard,  House of Ireland, Kilkenny Design,  Kilkenny Shop, Steensons of Belfast and The Cat & The Moon.

My designs are inspired by the wonderful, ever-changing Atlantic coastal landscape where I live and more recently by the discovery of my ancestral ties with Dernish Island, just off the north Sligo coast.

My collections are available at my shop The Cat and the Moon, at 4 Castle Street Sligo, where we also stock the finest Irish artisan design and craft. Everything in our shop is handmade by studio craft makers living and working here in Ireland.   

In 2011, I opened the Hamilton Gallery, which hosts a continuous programme of solo and group exhibitions by Ireland's leading contemporary visual artists.

I am also an elected member of the board of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.


- Click on the photo below for a short film on Dernish Island, inspiration for my Island Links Collection -

Jewellery designer Martina Hamilton explores her recently discovered ancestral roots with Dernish Island just off the Atlantic west coast of Sligo in this short film directed by Susan O'Keeffe. Cinematography is by Peter Martin, with sound and music recording by Luke Devaney of Blue Room Studios.

Jewellery designer Martina Hamilton

Martina's shop  The Cat and the Moon. 4 Castle Street Sligo. 

Martina's shop  The Cat and the Moon. 4 Castle Street Sligo. 

The Cat and The Moon is our home showcase for our Martina Hamilton Jewellery collections and many other leading Irish designer jewellery brands. 

The Cat and The Moon is our home showcase for our Martina Hamilton Jewellery collections and many other leading Irish designer jewellery brands. 

The Cat and the Moon's display of Martina Hamilton Jewellery.

Hamilton Gallery features year round solo exhibitions by Ireland's leading visual artists. This gallery photo includes work by artist Charles Harper.  

Hamilton Gallery features year round solo exhibitions by Ireland's leading visual artists. This gallery photo includes work by artist Charles Harper.